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This article is about the year 1296.
|Centuries:||12th century – 13th century – 14th century|
|Decades:||1260s 1270s 1280s – 1290s – 1300s 1310s 1320s|
|Years:||1293 1294 1295 – 1296 – 1297 1298 1299|
|1296 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Art and literature|
|1296 in poetry|
|Ab urbe condita||2049|
|English Regnal year||24 Edw. 1 – 25 Edw. 1|
|Chinese calendar||乙未年 (Wood Goat)
3992 or 3932
— to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
3993 or 3933
|- Vikram Samvat||1352–1353|
|- Shaka Samvat||1218–1219|
|- Kali Yuga||4397–4398|
|Japanese calendar||Einin 4
|Minguo calendar||616 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1838–1839|
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- March 30 – Capture of Berwick: King Edward I of England storms and captures Berwick-upon-Tweed, sacking what is at this time a Scottish border town, with much bloodshed. He slaughters most residents, including those who flee to the churches.
- April 12 – King Mangrai the Great of Ngoenyang establishes a new capital by founding Chiangmai and founds the Mangrai Dynasty that ruled the Lanna Kingdom of Chiangmai from 1296 to 1578. The 700th Anniversary Stadium was built in remembrance of this foundation.
- April 27 – Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.
- July 20 – Jalal ud din Firuz Khilji dies and Ala-Ud-Din-Khilji comes to the throne of the Delhi Sultanate in Hindustan.
- The Chinese diplomat Zhou Daguan spends a year at the court of the Khmer King Indravarman III at Angkor and pens a journal setting forth his observations.
- Boniface of Verona expels the Byzantines from their last remaining strongholds on Euboea.
- August 10 – "Blind" King John I of Bohemia (d. 1346)
- December – Marjorie Bruce, only daughter of Robert I of Scotland (d. 1316)
- date unknown
- February 8 – King Przemysł II of Poland (b. 1257)
- March 11 – John le Romeyn, Archbishop of York
- March 24 – Odon de Pins, Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
- May – William de Valence, 1st Earl of Pembroke
- May 19 – Pope Celestine V (b. 1215)
- June 5 – Edmund Crouchback, 1st Earl of Lancaster, son of Henry III of England (born 1245)
- June 27 – Floris V, Count of Holland (b. 1254)
- August 8 – Hugh of Brienne, French crusader
- October 9 – Louis III, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1269)
- November 1 – Guillaume Durand, French canonist and writer
- date unknown